Conferences & Events


  • WateReuse Symposium - March 11-14, 2024

    The 39th Annual WateReuse Symposium is a celebration of a unique moment for water reuse. New funding, new collaborations, and new regulatory frameworks are elevating opportunities for reuse projects nationwide. As water reuse practitioners, we have reached this summit together. Together we can remove barriers and empower safer, more resilient, and more sustainable communities and businesses with water reuse.

    The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the premier conference on water recycling — attracting water professionals and water reuse practitioners globally for knowledge-sharing, networking, and collaboration. The event is planned in collaboration with The Water Research Foundation and includes engaging sessions on the latest water reuse research. This year, the Symposium will convene in Colorado: the first state to adopt comprehensive direct potable reuse regulations. Join us for tours of cutting-edge Colorado facilities, exciting downtown Denver networking, and presentations on topics from East to West – from regional mega-projects to building-scale and small community reuse solutions.  


    WRF Research presented at the Symposium


    • Monday, March 11
      • Evaluating and Assessing Reuse Treatment Strategies
        • DNA Origami: Thinking "Outside the Fold" for Membrane Integrity Testing (Project #5104)

    • Tuesday, March 12
      • Poster Session 1: Innovation and Research
        • Sensitive, Speciated Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds in Water Matrices (Project #5210)
        • Coliphages for Determining Virus Log Reduction Values by Treatment Processes (Project #4955)
        • Bromate Control in Potable Reuse and Downstream Biofiltration Impacts (Project #5035)

      • Agricultural Reuse Research & Innovation
        • Addressing Impediments and Incentives for Agricultural Water Reuse (Project #4956)

      • Climate Resiliency & Adaptation
        • Climate Financing Nature-Based Water Quality Improvements to Offset Carbon-Intensive Reuse

      • Water Reuse Planning, Governance & Management
        • One Water Program Management: Elevating Industry Best Practices (Project #5196)

      • Potable Reuse Innovations: Enhanced Process Control and Monitoring
        • Machine Learning Soft Sensors for Potable Reuse (Project #5129)

      • Water Reuse Planning, Governance, & Management
        • Constructing a Drivers-Based Framework for Assessing Water Reuse Potential (Project #5197)

    • Wednesday, March 13
      • Emerging Research & Compliance Strategies 
        • Using GAC post RO to Target Low Molecular Weight VOCs 
        • Real-Time Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds in RO-Based Potable Reuse (Project #5210)

      • Water Reuse Communications, Education, & Outreach
        • Communication Strategies for Advancing Public Acceptance of Potable Reuse Projects (Project #4540)

      • Innovation & Emerging Research
        • Unlocking the Nationwide Potential for Water Reuse: Fresh Research Insights (Project #5197)

      • Public Health Considerations for Water Reuse
        • Cost Effective Approaches for Control of Multiple CECs in Watersheds (Project #5171)

      • PFAS Removal in Reuse Systems
        • Potable Reuse leads the PFAS Game: Lessons from WRF 5082 (Project #5082)

    • Thursday, March 14
      • Breakfast Plenary - Hot Topics in Water Reuse Research


  • 2024 National Water Policy Fly-In - April 9, 2024









    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Water Research Foundation (WRF), and the WateReuse Association are proud to present the cornerstone event during Water Week – the National Water Policy Fly-In.

    Goals of the 2024 National Water Policy Fly-In


  • ACE24 - June 10 - 13, 2024

    Don’t miss ACE24: June 10-13, 2024, in Anaheim, California. Join professionals from across the global water community at the 2024 Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Water Works Association. Featuring hundreds of professional sessions, workshops, tours, networking events, a lively Exhibit Hall, inspiring keynotes, and more. Share knowledge, gain insights, and find solutions. From the latest regulatory developments to advanced technologies and strategies, ACE24 will prepare you to meet the future of water. Together, we will transform our water’s future! Registration opens December, 2023. Learn More About ACE


  • WaterSmart Innovations Conference - September 24-26, 2024

    Water utilities and systems are increasingly challenged by water scarcity, climate variability, evolving guidance and regulations, conservation needs, and much more. 

    • New technologies 
    • New strategies and programs 
    • New and exciting ways to engage customers and, 
    • New water resources management strategies

    At WSI, professional sessions will cover everything from advancing the adoption of efficient products, to expanding the use of AMI, to alternate water supplies, to stakeholder engagement and much more.  

    The exhibit hall will feature pioneering creators of advanced water products, services, and strategies.

    NEW! in 2024.  AWWA is excited to announce that the Sustainable Water Management conference is now part of WaterSmart Innovations and will be held September 24-26, 2024, Las Vegas NV.  Attendees will experience expanded content, and expansive exhibit hall, and a broad range of networking opportunities.  The call for abstracts will open late October 2023. We look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas in 2024!


  • Water Quality Technology Conference - November 17-21, 2024

    The premier conference for water quality professionals around the world!

    This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information.